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Lawnwood Regional Medical Center Celebrates National Trauma Survivors Day

Grey Lowe LRMC CEO meeting survivors
Grey Lowe, LRMC CEO, meeting survivors

Fort Pierce, FL – Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute held the Trauma Survivors Celebration May 21 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm on the campus located at 1700 S. 23rd Street in Fort Pierce.

Survivors and their families, along with doctors, nurses and physicians celebrated the recovery of those impacted by a traumatic injury. Each trauma patient was presented with a white tulip to symbolize their perseverance and determination through their recovery process.

During the event patients, such as Bill Borrow a long–distance cyclist, shared his recovery story after being hit by a car while on his bicycle. “I am grateful to all the staff at Lawnwood. …I had very serious injuries. Now, I am back biking and walking 3 to 4 miles each day,” said Mr. Borrow. “Their fast thinking saved me.”

Grey Lowe and Tod Mowery
Grey Lowe, LRMC CEO, and Tod Mowery,
St. Lucie County Commissioner

Bill Borrow, trauma survivor
Trauma Survivor Bill Borrow

Dr. Stanley J. Kurek, the Medical Director of Trauma Services, explained that the trauma team provides comprehensive emergency services within minutes to patients suffering traumatic injuries. The training, skills, experience and fast response has cared for over 5,900 lives since opening in 2009.

“It is my pleasure to be here as I lead a phenomenal team of dedicated professionals. The Lawnwood Regional Treasure Coast Trauma Center is the only Center on the Treasure Coast providing care for Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. This team together, including the ones not officially on staff, such as those who work for Emergency Medical Services, saves lives,” said Dr. Kurek. To see another story of survival, visit http://youtube/ekiqc7Q11aU. To learn more about the trauma program visit our trauma page.

staff talking to Bill Borrow
Visiting with Bill Borrow

James Rigal and Bill Borrow
Survivors James Rigal and Bill Borrow

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